Registration for Summer Camp 2022 is open!

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Summer Camp

June 6th - August 12th 2022

Registration for Summer 2022 NOW OPEN!

Link to UltraCamp

2022 Camp Format

Choose any combo of Monday/Tuesday, Wednesday/Thursday, or all 4 days for each two week session or all summer long. Drop in Fridays available.

Ages 10-12: Choose any combination of days Monday-Thursday. Drop in Fridays available.

Registration

Please register through our UltraCamp portal! If you have any questions about the registration process, please email registrar@wildbear.org.

Scholarship Application

Generous scholarships available. Please email application to registrar@wildbear.org.

Scholarship Application

COVID-19 Guidelines

Please see our COVID-19 guidelines for parents.

All parents will receive a copy of our Program Contract which includes these guidelines. Parents will read, complete, and sign this COVID safety agreement.

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our FAQ page!

Transportation

Shuttle service available from Boulder, please add on at registration if interested. Shuttle not offered on Fridays.

Please drop-off and pick-up your camper at Wild Bear Nature Center. Drop-off is between 8am-9am, and pick-up is between 3:30pm and 4:00pm. Shuttle drop-off and pick-up information at bottom of page.

$75/day. Generous scholarships and multiple children discounts available. Wild Bear is a CCCAP (state child care assistance) provider.

Programs will continue to run in the case of inclement weather! Wild Bear Nature Center provides  large spaces with dedicated bathrooms to hold programs indoors when needed.  Masks are worn at all times when inside, and the separate rooms for each age group provide enough space for physical distancing.  Crafts, stories, games and science will all be integrated into indoor activities when weather does not permit outdoor activity.

Call or email to register or for more details: (303) 258-0495 | registrar@wildbear.org and education@wildbear.org

Camp Sessions

NederRangers – Ages 5-6

What a great opportunity to enjoy a full day together in nature!  Play and discover nature at Mud Lake!

Choose any combo of Monday/Tuesday, Wednesday/Thursday, or all 4 days for each two week session or all summer long. Drop in Fridays available.

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Mountain Rangers- Ages 6-7

Choose any combo of Monday/Tuesday, Wednesday/Thursday, or all 4 days for each two week session or all summer long. Drop in Fridays available.

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Wild Naturalists – Ages 8-9

Choose any combo of Monday/Tuesday, Wednesday/Thursday, or all 4 days for each two week session or all summer long. Drop in Fridays available.

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Wild Adventurers – Ages 10-12

Choose any combination of days Monday-Thursday. Drop in Fridays available.

Hiking Club ~ Every Monday! We’ll hike the trails, discover our unique ecosystem and the tools we need to navigate it.  Join us to explore the magnificent Rocky Mountains.  Discover local flora, fauna and views of the high peaks of the Rocky Mountains.  Sign up for one or more days!

Fly Fishing Camp ~ Every Tuesday, cast your line, practice the strategies for ecologically sound fly fishing. Learn from the experts to understand the natives and non-natives and what they are feeding on, and try to replicate invertebrates in the form of fly tying.  Fly fishing equipment and professional guide included.

Peak Artists~ Every Wednesday, Connect with Nature and your inner creativity as we explore beautiful local lakes through the lens of the artist! Paint, sculpt, sing, dance, build, shoot photos and more. Learn from experienced artists in the outdoors and hone your craft!

Wild Adventures~ Every Thursday What better way to explore the great outdoors than to learn important tricks to surviving in the wilderness! We will explore how plants, other animals, indigenous peoples and all humans have adapted to survive in the wild throughout history to modern day techniques.

2022

Wild Adventurers

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Wild Adventurers

Tuesday, July 12
8:00 am–4:00 pm

at Wild Bear Nature Center

Wild Adventurers

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Wild Adventurers

Wednesday, July 13
8:00 am–4:00 pm

at Wild Bear Nature Center

Wild Adventurers

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Wild Adventurers

Thursday, July 14
8:00 am–4:00 pm

at Wild Bear Nature Center

Wild Adventurers

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Wild Adventurers

Monday, July 18
8:00 am–4:00 pm

at Wild Bear Nature Center

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Forest Fridays
Join Wild Bear for fun in the forest every Friday for ten weeks during the summer! This program will take 5-8 year olds out into local trails to explore the wildlife, sunshine, and more. Children will connect to nature through fun crafts, games, and hikes. Make lasting friendships and spend the summer in the fresh air of the Rockies.
Our Forest Friday instructor is Debora Martin aka Sleeper Bear who has taught for Wild Bear for years and has over 25 years of experience leading groups of kids in the outdoors and creative endeavours.
Note: No Boulder shuttle on Fridays
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Team Earth Fridays (9-12 year olds)

Every Friday June 10th-August 12th

Join Wild Bear Every Friday June 10th-August 12th for fun team building activities and stewardship projects. Explore local trails, learn awesome skills that protect our planet, play fun games with friends and expect some amazing guests to join you along the way! 

Note: No Boulder shuttle on Fridays

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Bear Cubs: Ages 3-5 with a Grown up!

Every Wednesday, 10:30am-12:00pm

$20 per child and grown up pair (Must represent only one household per registration). Extra child/adults +$5 per person.

Bear Cubs is a grown/child workshop held at Mud Lake Open Space from 10:30-noon on Wednesdays.  Meet at the Mud Lake parking lot and hike with us to the lake! Venture on trails, sing with us and discover the many plants and animals who live in and around Mud Lake.  Pre-registration is required.

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Bear Cubs

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Bear Cubs (Ages 3-5 w/adult)

Wednesday, June 22
10:30 am–12:00 pm

at Mud Lake

Bear Cubs

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Bear Cubs (Ages 3-5 w/adult)

Wednesday, June 29
10:30 am–12:00 pm

at Mud Lake

Jul 2022

Bear Cubs

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Bear Cubs (Ages 3-5 w/adult)

Wednesday, July 6
10:30 am–12:00 pm

at Mud Lake

Bear Cubs

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Bear Cubs (Ages 3-5 w/adult)

Wednesday, July 13
10:30 am–12:00 pm

at Mud Lake

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Teen Naturalist Team

Every Tuesday, 8-4PM- Meet at the Nature Center-Shuttle Available

Interested in learning more about the natural world and the solutions to current environmental issues? Want to make a difference in your community, gain professional skills, and experience? Enjoy hiking and exploring the great outdoors with friends? Then our Teen Naturalist Team is here for you! 

What to expect:

The Teen Naturalist Team is open to teens ages 13 to 18 interested in environmental sciences, ecology, education, art, sustainability, community, and nature. The team will meet once a week on Wednesday for fun hikes, team building, stewardship projects and more! Team members will also have the opportunity to explore topics that interest them through working on an individual project that will include some research, professional development, and volunteer work, with the mentorship of Wild Bear leadership staff. 

By the end of the summer:

  • Complete an exciting journey to explore the impacts you made for and will continue to make for the planet and our community. 
  • You will have expanded  your professional skills, resume, and a deeper understanding of how we can help the earth. 
  • You will receive a reference and certificate of completion from Wild Bear staff, providing  you with an excellent resume builder.

 

To Apply, complete this Google Form application: ​​https://forms.gle/o1LR6jkEMzWPexKm6

Shuttle Information

MORNING DROP-OFF

Please drop your child off at the parking lot next to 200 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302 at 8:00 AM.

AFTERNOON PICK-UP

Please pick up your child at the Canyon Blvd & 6th St Bus Stop (northwest corner of Evert Pierson Kids’ Fishing Pond parking lot) at 4:00 PM.